A Pathway to Fluency

Number Corner is a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar, providing daily practice as well as continual encounters with broader mathematical concepts in 15–20 minutes of engaging instruction.

Revised to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Number Corner second edition is an essential component of Bridges in Mathematics, but can be used to complement any K–5 curriculum. Number Corner is easily upgraded to the full Bridges curriculum.

Daily Workouts

Number Corner features short daily workouts that introduce, reinforce, and extend skills and concepts related to the critical areas of study at each grade level. New pieces are added to the display each day, providing starting points for discussions, problem solving, and short written exercises.

Calendar Grid

Patterns that introduce and reinforce a variety of key number and geometry skills.  Grades K–5

Calendar Collector

Collections that promote deep understandings of estimation and counting, place value, measurement, and data. Grades
K–5

Computational Fluency

Activities, games, and practice pages designed to develop and maintain computational fluency.  Grades K–5

Number Line

Number line activities that promote counting skills and number sense.  Grades K–3

Days in School

Activities and routines that capitalize on the number of days students have been in school.  Grades K–1

Daily Rectangle

A yearlong exploration of rectangular arrays and equations.  Grade 2

Problem Strings

Sets of closely related equations that elicit specific strategies.  Grades 4–5

Solving Problems

Challenges that help refine problem solving strategies and communication skills.  Grades 3–5

A Unique Set of Components

Number Corner offers a well-designed framework for building skills that is flexible enough to be used with any elementary math curriculum to strengthen alignment to Common Core State Standards. View store pages

Teachers Guides

Printed Teachers Guides are designed for classroom use. The flexible three-ring binder format allows teachers to add notes and other reference materials. (Color covers, black and white pages.) All guides are also available in electronic form on the Bridges Educator Site, which includes additional support resources. 

Assessment

There are five assessments per grade level in Number Corner—a Baseline and four Quarterly Checkups—designed to track and monitor students' progress with respect to the Common Core State Standards through the year.

Grade-level Assessment Guides include scoring recommendations and answer keys for all assessments, as well as information about how to interpret student work and provide intervention as needed.

Assessment Guide pages are included with the Teachers Guides and may be kept separately or inserted into one of the binders.

Bridges Educator Site

The Bridges Educator Site provides 24/7 online access and always up-to-date content. A free account is included with the purchase of every Number Corner classroom package.

All Teachers Guides, teacher masters, game components, and student materials are available as PDF files for easy viewing and downloading. 

Spanish translations of student materials are included as PDF files at no extra charge. 

Additional Resources

The Bridges Educator Site also includes a curated collection of games, books, videos, and other resources mapped to each Number Corner month. This collection makes use of the many excellent, often free, resources available to enhance student learning.

Implementation Support

Comprehensive support includes background articles, blog postings, and access to curriculum specialists.

Student Books

The Number Corner Student Book presents opportunities for independent practice and engagement with the skills and concepts covered in the daily workouts.  Also available in Spanish.

Student books are included in electronic form as part of the Bridges Educators Site, allowing teachers to print pages as needed.  Pre-printed consumable copies are also available for purchase. (Color covers, black and white pages).

Classroom Materials

Number Corner classroom packages include an extensive collection of math-specific materials. A variety of cards, game components, and manipulatives support student involvement in developing their mathematical skills and knowledge.

Games and Activities

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Students consolidate and extend their comprehension of key skills and concepts through games and activities. Number Corner classroom packages include colorful pre-made components including daily calendar markers.

Manipulatives

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Concrete representations of shapes and visual models provide tools for student inquiry. A complete manipulative kit is a part of every Number Corner classroom package. 

Number Corner also incorporates our collection of free virtual manipulatives. 

Word Resource Cards

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With over 200 definitions across grades K–5, word resource cards build essential math vocabulary. Each card features a word and multiple illustrations on the front and a working definition on the back.

Word resource cards are also available as a free app.

Daily Skill Building

Number Corner outlines a coherent progression of skills development across the grades.

Select a grade level to learn more.

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See Number Corner in Action

I enjoyed and learned something from each presenter. I left feeling enthusiastic and excited as we head into our second year of using Bridges. It’s great to hear what people in other districts are doing and to learn from it.

Institute attendee – July 2015 session

Our site truly benefited from having an MLC curriculum specialist on-site for targeted and individualized support for our staff having an expert answer our questions, share resources, and experience.

Kindergarten teacher – Napa, CA

We enjoyed having you set such a wonderful tone for our group. Thank you for sharing your expertise, bringing laughter to the room, and cultivating confidence for teachers.

Math coordinator – Avon, IN

I thoroughly enjoyed this training! Not only did I gain a better understanding of the program, but I also created a plan for my new teacher training. I highly recommend this training for all math leaders using Bridges in Mathematics.

Dean of instruction – Houston, TX

Even though I had been using Bridges for over a year, I was not aware of the many resources available to me. I am excited to dive into them and now feel like I can fully support teachers with their needs.

School administrator – Napa, CA

I enjoyed connecting with other math coaches from other parts of the country and hearing about their schools. The readings were helpful because I could directly apply them to the work I have been doing.

Course attendee – fall 2015 session

What a fabulous workshop! I came away feeling so much more confident in the curriculum and ready to share what I learned with colleagues who will be new to Bridges this next year!

Lead teacher – Snohomish, WA

This workshop stretched the thinking of our team and deepened our understanding of the models and strategies taught in Bridges. We came away prepared to provide ongoing professional development for our current teachers, and train new hires for successfully teaching with Bridges curriculum.

Lead teacher – Snohomish, WA

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